Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
On January 23, 2019, CMS published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Conditions of Participation (CoP). Subsequently, within a 30-day period to meet compliance, all surveyors will use the guidance contained within the FAQs when providing a survey.
Agencies should familiarize their clinical staff now with the FAQs guidance, in anticipation of changes related to their understanding of the interpretative guidelines, which were posted on August 31, 2018.